Samsung Galaxy S4 to use TouchWiz instead of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or Android 5.0 Key Lime?


Which operating system will Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone use?

It is a question that has been circulating on technology forums and sites for last many months. Though SamMobile has repeatedly said chances are high that Galaxy S4 will be run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, rumours are still there quoting different operating system options for the smartphone.

A recent piece of Android Guys has hinted at TouchWiz/Nature UX use for Galaxy S4 besides  arguing that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the most powerful contender so far as the OS.

Earlier there were rumours that Galaxy S4 may be run on Tizen OS, a joint venture of Intel and Samsung probably a bid to compete Apple iOS and Google’s Android platforms.

A Bloomberg report in January also claimed that Korean giant has made up its mind making a strateagic move by using its own OS platform instead of Android.

“It will basically allow Samsung to have its own eco system. With Tizen, the company will have full control over updates, features and hardware specifications of all of its products,” The News Tribe reported earlier.

Another set of rumours say that Galaxy S4 may use Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, next generation of Google’s Android operating system. But it will most likely to be launched in May this year at Google’s I/O conference.

On the other hand Galaxy S4 will be launched in April making it impossible for Samsung to use Android Key Lime Pie as its operating system. Well its possible that after the launch of Android Key Lime Pie, Samsung may update Galaxy S4 operating system as it upgraded Galaxy S3 from Android Sandwich to Android Jelly Bean.

It is definitely difficult to judge the Samsung’s final choice of operating system for its upcoming flagship smartphone, but current calculations give higher ratings to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system for the Galaxy S4.


  1. This makes no sence at all. Touchwiz is a UI not a UX whatever that is. It has nothing to do with an OS. It is not a hard choice either. They will use android because they have no app market on tizen. Why would they add a new OS when they have had so much succes with android. I wish they would add their own OS but only if it had a app market as big as android/itunes. It would get rid of the issues with fragmentation! To bad this wont happen for a while if at all.

  2. Agreed with E.Chenze!

    TouchWiz has nothing to do with the OS…  Unless you know something that nobody else knows, In which case, you do a poor job of communicating the facts.

  3. So in your little world TouchWiz and Jelly Bean are different mobile operating systems or different Android versions or what? This article does not make any sense. TouchWiz is Sansung’s customized overlay on stock Android to make their devices different and add features it desires. Jelly Bean is the name given to the latest Android version and is available as Android 4.1 and Android 4.2. Get your facts right.